Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chong's Dutch Courage Helps Youngsters

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chong's Dutch Courage Helps Youngsters

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TAHITH Chong has been helping the younger members of United's under-23s squad by acting as a leader on the pitch.

The Dutch youth international has been in and around the first team for the past two seasons but is still a regular for the second string and has been using his experience to help the youngsters in the side.

After a couple of disappointing performances for the first team, Chong impressed for Neil Wood's Under-21 side in their 1-0 win against Lincoln on Tuesday night and the United coach explained what the 19-year-old brings to his team.

"I think it was good for him to be out there. He needed some game time and he did really well for the goal, got in between the lines and drove at the guy and went and had a good hand in the first goal," Wood said. "He's got great experience and he talks to the lads a lot on the pitch so we're happy to have him with us. …

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